Moreover, at Allied Pharmacy, when a pharmacist sees a patient or reviews a patient’s medicines, the pharmacist engages in mental health conversations with the patient. Allied always advises patients on their mental health needs when they are discharged and referred for follow-up care.
Treat yourself with kindness and respect and avoid self-criticism. Spend some time on your hobbies and favorite projects or broaden your horizons. Solve a crossword puzzle every day, plant a garden, take dance lessons, and learn to play an instrument, or become fluent in a foreign language.
Take care of your body
By taking care of your body, you can improve your mental health.
- Eat a nutritious diet
- Avoid Smoking & Vapor – See Quit Smoking Help
- Drink a lot of water
- Exercise to help reduce depression and anxiety and improve mood
- Get enough sleep Researchers believe that lack of sleep contributes to the high rates of depression in college students.
Surround yourself with good people
In general, people with strong family and social ties are healthier than those without a supportive network. Make plans with supportive family and friends, or look for activities that allow you to meet new people, such as: B. In a club, class, or support group.
Please donate your time and energy to help someone else. Doing something specific to help someone in need makes you feel better – and it’s a great way to meet new people. For ideas, see Fun and Affordable Things to Do in Ann Arbor Please.
Learn how to manage stress
Like it or not, stress is part of life. Practice good coping skills. Try one-minute stress strategies, do tai chi, exercise, take a walk in nature, play with your pet, or keep a journal to de-stress. See the humor in life. Studies show that laughter boosts the immune system, reduces pain, relaxes the body, and reduces stress.
Calm the Mind
Try meditation, mindfulness, and/or prayer. Relaxation practices and prayers can improve your state of mind and outlook on life. In fact, research shows that meditation can help calm the mind and enhance the effectiveness of therapy. To network, check out these spiritual resources on personal well-being for students.
Set realistic goals
Decide what you want to achieve academically, professionally, and personally, and write down the steps you will need to take to reach your goals. Set high goals, but be realistic and don’t over plan. You can enjoy a tremendous sense of accomplishment and self-esteem as you get closer to your goals. Free Wellness Coaching for U-M students helps you set goals and stay on track.
Break the monotony
Routines make us more efficient and feel more secure, but small changes can spice up a boring schedule. Change your jogging route, plan a road trip, walk in a different park, post a new photo, and try a new restaurant.
Avoid Alcohol and Other Drugs
Minimize alcohol consumption and avoid other drugs. Some people use alcohol and other drugs to “self-medicate,” but in reality, alcohol and other drugs only make the problem worse. See Alcohol and Other Drugs for more information.
Get help when you need it
Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. And it’s important to remember that treatment is effective. With proper care, people can recover from mental illness and addiction and live fulfilling and rewarding lives. For campus and community resources, see Stress and Mental Health Resources.